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Recently on Last.fm

Description

The Last.fm Recent Tracks Plugin / Widget let’s you display your Last.fm recent tracks in the sidebar of your blog, useful if you use WP-Cache / Super Cache and want the feed to be fresh. It leverages jQuery and JSONP to provide a never-stale, asynchronous connection to Last.fm.

Screenshots

  • View of the widget in the K2 Theme.

Installation

  1. Unzip lastfm-recent-tracks-widget.zip and upload the entire folder to wp-content/plugins.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Widget Enabled Themes

  • Go To The Widget Screen Under Appearance.
  • Add The Recently on Last.fm Widget.
  • Add Your own Last.fm username to see your recent tracks.
  • Select The number of Recent Tracks you want to display
  • Save your changes

Non Widget Enabled Themes

  • Add the jquery.lastfm.js file to the head of your document
  • Add The following HTML to your sidebar, replacing __YOUR_USER_ID__ with your actual Last.fm username
<div class="last_fm_recent_tracks_bx">
        <style type="text/css">
            <!--
                .sp_list_itm_span { display:block; }
            -->
        </style>
    <h4><a href="http://www.last.fm/user/__YOUR_USER_ID__" target="_blank">Recently on Last.fm</a></h4>
     <ul id="recent_on_last_fm_itm_list"></ul>
     <script type="text/javascript">
        jQuery('#recent_on_last_fm_itm_list').lastfm({ params : { limit : 5, user : '__YOUR_USER_ID__' } })
     </script>
</div>

FAQ

How Does It Work

Magic?! But seriously. The plugin / widget leverages JSONP to connect to the Last.fm API for a specified username to provide a never-stale, asynchronous connection to Last.fm.

What awesome technologies are at play

jQuery, JSONP, PHP & WordPress!

How do I install it

See the installion section

Who do I complain to if it’s broken?

gregory.tomlinson [at] gmail [dot] com

Contributors & Developers

“Recently on Last.fm” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors